Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 18 Sep 14: NASA Human Space Flight; Emerald Ash Borer Femme Fatale; Floods in India and Pakistan; On the Buses

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    The US space agency is back in the astronaut transport business; Using bio replication to create fake Emerald Ash Borer females to trap the male pests; There was no flood warning system in place for Kashmir; How to recharge London's iconic buses without wires

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  • 11 Sep 14: Europa's Tectonic Plates; Highest CO2 levels; Wild Crop Database; Madagascan Toad

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Tectonic plates made of ice are found on Jupiter's moon Europa; The highest atmospheric levels of CO2 recorded in more than 3 million years; A new resource to find wild varieties of common crops; An invasive toad threatens the ecology of Madagascar

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  • 04 Sep 14: 'Dreadnought' Dino Discovered; Propane Made in the Lab; Opium Making Yeast; Snail Fur and Growing Limbs

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    14 days remaining

    Palaeontologists discover the skeleton of the largest dinosaur known so far; Scientists have genetically engineered bacteria to produce propane in the lab; Researchers develop a method to produce morphine and other opiates using engineered yeast; Hydractinia, or Snail fur, is a sea creature with exceptional powers to regrow lost limbs

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  • 28 Aug 14: Ebola Genome; Lake Urmia Revival; Early Galaxies, Malleable Memory

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Genetic sequencing of ebola virus holds clues to origins of latest outbreak; New investment could revive Lake Urmia in Iran; Early light in the universe explains how galaxies were built; Brain circuits revealed that alter emotions memory

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